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Edgar L. “Doc” Ackerman
Edgar L. “Doc” Ackerman, 80, of 685 First Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in Williamsport Hospital. He and his wife, the former E. Lorraine Cardene, observed their 55th wedding anniversary July 25. He was a retired deputy chief for the Williamsport Bureau of Fire for 25 years and was employed as an electrical supervisor with Commonwealth Electrical Inspection Service for 25 years. He was an Army veteran of World War II and an ex-prisoner of war in Germany. He was a member of the Williamsport Consistory, the John F. Laedlein Lodge 707 and American Legion Post 1. He was a member of the Church of the Savior, Lutheran. Born Jan. 30, 1920, in this city, he was a son of Edward and Elsie Menzing Ackerman. Surviving, besides his wife, are two sons, Bruce R. of Jacksonville, Fla. and James F. of this city; a daughter, Nancy J. Ackerman of Glendale, Cal.; and six grandchildren. He was predeceased by three brothers, John, Frederick and James; and a sister, Elsie Ackerman. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the church, Memorial Avenue and Grier Street, with the Rev. Theodore L. Cockley, pastor of Redeemer Luthean Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Maneval’s, 500 W. Fourth St., and in the church from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. The family will provide the flowers.
 

Joseph Wayne Benoit
Joseph Wayne Benoit, 41, of Jackson Hole, Wyo., formerly of Haneyville, died Aug. 3, 2000, in Jackson Hole. He was a professional horse trainer, ranch manager and head wrangler at numerous ranches worldwide. He attended the Haneyville Baptist Churchduring the four years in lived in the area. He was born Jan. 3, 1959, in Gadon, La. Surviving are a son, Justin; a daughter, Dawn Thiboteaux; a companion, Gina Smith; three sisters, Brenda, Grace and Ruth Ann; and three brothers, Bobby, Daniel and Brian. He was predeceased by a brother, Thomas. A memorial service will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the Haneyville Baptist Church.
 

Eva B. Boritz
JERSEY SHORE — Eva B. Boritz, 79, died Thursday, Aug. 24, 2000, in the Lock Haven Hospital extended care unit. Her husband, Frank J. Boritz, died in 1989. She was owner and operator of a ceramics shop first in Lock Haven and later in Jersey Shore. She previously was employed by Bloomsburg Mills in Lock Haven. She enjoyed working with ceramics, leather crafting, crotcheting and playing bingo. Born Jan. 7, 1921, in Lock Haven, she was a daughter of Charles and Violet Elizabeth Rossman Zell. Surviving are two brothers, Paul J. Zell of Avis and Karl L. Zell of Jersey Shore. She was predeceased by three brothers, Frank H., Charles S. and W. Dale Zell. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Rest Haven Memorial Park, with the Pastor Jeffrey Bayliff of the First Baptist Church of Lock Haven officiating. There will be no public visitation. Arrangements are being handled by Helt Hanna Kline’s, 232 Hogan Blvd., Mill Hall.
 

Harlan K. Brumbach III
Harlan Kenneth “Kenny” Brumbach III, 9, of McAlisterville, died Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2000. He had completed third grade at Monroe Township Elementary School. Born Dec. 26, 1990, in Lewisburg, he was a son of Harlan Kenneth Jr. and Jo-Lynne Rouse Brumbach. Surviving, besides his parents, are a brother, H. Kristopher; a sister, Heidi Kay Brumbach; maternal grandfathers, Donald Rouse of Selinsgrove and Robert Froelich of Galeton; maternal great-grandmother, Dorothy Jane Lampman of Ulysses; and paternal grandparents, Irene Brumbach of Gaines and Dallas and Christine Speigelmeier of Selinsgrove. The funeral will be 1 p.m. today at Collins-Olney’s, 14 West St., Galeton. Burial will be in Parker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1 p.m. today.
 

Arthur E. Foster
Arthur E. Foster, 56, 620 Fourth Ave., died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in Williamsport Hospital. He was a self-employed laborer. He was a member of the Garrett Cochran Post 1, American Legion. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a graduate of Loyalsock Township High School. Born July 8, 1944, in Clearfield, he was a son of James Robert Sr. and Esther C. Kable Foster. Surviving are his wife, the former Sue Bailey; a daughter, Maryellen Sanders of this city; three stepdaughters, Darla and Keri Bailey of this city and Kathleen Valencia in Arizona; five stepsons, David, Scott, Brian, Ray and Jason Bailey of this city; two brothers, Frederick of Cogan Station and John of this city; five sisters, Ramona Kiefer of Antes Fort, Amy Cowher of Jersey Shore, Carolyn Hunt of Clearfield, Carol Lumadue of Buffalo, N.Y. and Sheila Fox of South Williamsport; and 12 step-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two brothers, James and Kenneth. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Internment will be in Twin Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight at Sanders’, 821 Diamond St. 
 

Clarence Dale Heck
MILL HALL — Clarence Dale Heck, 92, of Mill Hall RR 2 died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in the Lock Haven Hospital extended care unit. His wife, the former Annette Arbena, died in 1987. He retired in 1968 from the Philadelphia School District as a construction inspector. He previously was employed by Atlantic Refining Co. of Philadelphia. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Selinsgrove. Born Jan. 2, 1908, in Defiance, he was a son of Charles and Gertrude Dreher Heck. Surviving are two daughters, Delores Levin of Lansdowne and Sara Smith of Williamsport; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sons, John W. and Charles D.; and three sisters, Thelma Hassenplug, Florence Walborn and Sara Burgit. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Helt Hanna Kline’s, 232 Hogan Blvd., with Monsignor Dennis R. Boggs officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill. Friends may call the funeral home from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday.
 

Nancy J. Shultz
DANVILLE — Nancy J. Shultz, 61, of 2199 Washingtonville Road, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at home. She and her husband, Paul W. Shultz, observed their 40th wedding anniversary June 18. She was a homemaker and had been employed at the former Shroyer’s Dress Factory, Milton. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Christ, Strawberry Ridge. Born April 23, 1939, in White Deer Township, Union County, she was a daughter of Ralph E. and Winifred R. Huff Fisher. Surviving, besides her husband and her mother of New Columbia, are a son, Mark E. Shultz of Danville; three brothers, Nelson L. Fisher and Robert D. Fisher, both of New Columbia, and Henry E. Fisher of Lewisburg; six sisters, Ruth Stump, Beryl Beaver and Kay Metzger, all of New Columbia, Grace Fegley of Hummelstown, Beatrice Hess of New Columbia and Carl Shrawder of Milton; and a grandson. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brooks’, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville, with the Rev. Rosemary Dawson, her pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, New Columbia. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight. The family will provide the flowers.
 

Carl N. Tressler
Carl N. Tressler, 72, of Summerfield, Fla., a city native, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. Born April 20, 1928, in this city, he was a son of Theodore Walter Christopher Tressler Sr. and Grace Minnie Violet Elliott Tressler. Surviving, besides his mother of this city, are three sons, Carl Jr. of Summerfield, Walter of Ocklawaha, Fla. and Frank in Arkansas; three daughters, Ann Koch of this city, Cindy Holly of Pedro, Fla. and Mary Alice Tressler of Ocala, Fla.; a stepson, Rodney Shick in Texas; a sister, Betty Tressler of this city; a brother, Theodore W. of this city; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by a brother, Donald; and two sisters, Harriett Chapman and Eleanor Burkhart. A memorial service was held Thursday in Redeemer Lutheran Church.
 

Kathleen Joyce Wilcox
CANTON — Kathleen Joyce Wilcox, 55, of Canton RR 1 died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, at the home of a sister. She was a member of the Canton Calvary Alliance Chapel and she previously attended First Baptist Church in Canton. She was employed by the Penn York Co., Athens,. and the Martha Lloyd School, Troy. She graduated from Canton High School in 1962. Born Dec. 20, 1964, in Elmira, N.Y., she was a daughter of Edmund “Mark” and Jane Slade Wilcox. Surviving are five sisters, Judy Dole of Canton, Barbara Sheesley of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Marjorie May Wilcox of Edmonds, Wash., Karla Oglesby of Zion, Ill. and Eleanor Ruth Shaffer of LaCross, Wis.; two brothers, John H. and Philip Wilcox, both of Kenosia, Wis.; and a companion, Daniel Walsh of Sayre. The funeral will be at 6 p.m. Sunday in the chapel, with the Revs. David McIntire and Norman Pierce officiating. Internment will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call in the church from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Arrangements are being handled by Pepper’s, Springbrook Drive.
 

Elizabeth J. Pulizzi
Elizabeth J. “Betty” Pulizzi, 74, of 1116 Chestnut St., Montoursville, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000, in Sycamore Manor. Arrangements are being handled by Crouse’s, 133 E. Third St. The family will provide the flowers.
 

FUNERALS

CLINE — George E. Cline Sr., DuBoistown, 1 p.m. today, Noll’s, 1 East Central Ave., South Williamsport. Visitation noon to 1 p.m. today.

GLIMM — Dr. James York Glimm, Mansfield, 2 p.m. today, Scureman’s, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield. 

HAUSE — Pauline L. Hause, Lewisburg, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Cronrath’s, S. Second and St. Louis streets, Lewisburg. Visitation 6 to 8 tonight.

BYERS — Kirk Anthony Byers, Allenwood, 11 a.m. Saturday, Ranck’s, 125 N. Front St., Milton. Visitation 7 to 9 tonight.

WARNER — Dorothy Thurston Warner, city, 11 a.m. Saturday, Summit Cemetery, White Pine.

HUFFMAN — D. Jean Huffman, Watsontown, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Watsontown. 

LONG — Madelyn Long, Renovo, 4 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Cemetery.


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